The main features of the Technics RS-M280 are: 3 heads and off-tape monitoring, digital tape counter with 3 digits and memory stop, manual tape type selection and capable of handling normal, chrome, ferro-chrome and metal tapes with automatic equalization selection, dual capstan transport.
Typical front loading cassette deck with the cassette compartiment located on the left side of the deck. Tape eject is operated mechanically and the cassette needs to be placed with the side to be played facing forward in the cassette well.
Level meters used on the RS-M280 are generic digital peak reading meters with multi-color indication to provide visual saturation level of tape, peak hold for easy adjustment of optimum recording level and peak indicator for easy adjustment of optimum recording level. Full-logic transport controls used on the RS-M280 let it respond to the slightest finger contact for fast and effortless transport function selection.
To ensure the best response from the wide variety of tapes available adjustment of, sensitivity, to optimum levels can be performed prior to recording.
The Dolby-B system reduces tape hiss on tapes recorded on the RS-M280 by as much as 10 dB at the highest frequencies. The three-head configuration of the RS-M280 requires a Double Dolby system, one for recording and one for playback.
To make live recordings this deck has 2 microphone inputs to connect microphones with a jack connector. For undisturbed listening a jack connector for a pair of stereo headphones is supplied. Connection to other audio components for plaback can be achieved by a RCA cable and recording from a source by a RCA cable. All main transport commands can be issued remotely with a wired remote control.
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